26 May
26 May
Abruzzo - Campli

Important fief of various families from the twelfth century, reached its maximum splendor from 1538 to 1734, under the dominion of the Farnese family, so much to assume such importance as to be considered superior to the city of Teramo.

The decadence of the cities occurred first around the eighteenth century, due to the devastation of the Napoleonic troops and was aggravated in 1860 due to the looting of the Bourbon militia.

Noteworthy is the Church of St. Paul with the famous Scala Santa, so named because after 1776 the custom of granting indulgence to those who rose on their knees, the Palazzo Comunale, the Church of S. Maria in Platea spread , the Church of S. Francesco d'Assisi, the Palazzo Farnese.

In the immediate vicinity, in the open countryside, we note the splendid church of S. Pietro in Campovalano and the remarkable necropolis, located in the Campovalano plain. Festivals and fairs: August 22nd, Sagra della porchetta italica; September 1st Feast of the Madonna.

National archeologic museum

Inside the museum are kept funerary objects from the nearby Campovalano necropolis, where 610 burials were found of a chronology between the early Iron Age and Romanization (IX-III century BC). The male burials are characterized by arms in iron and bronze, the female ones by splendid parures of bronze fibulae, wild boar's teeth, bronze hands, amber necklaces and glass paste. Remarkable is the reconstruction of a princely burial with remarkable elements of equipment.